Vocational and Medical Case Manager

Mary C. Rodriguez
1117 Everette Alley
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 763-1889

Profile

A professional Vocational and Medical Case Manager seeks position within the health care industry. Extensive knowledge of Worker’s Compensation Act and rehabilitation practices. Able to communicate well with a diverse range of patients, doctors, social workers, and case managers.
Professional Experience

Key Healthcare, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vocational and Medical Case Manager, 2000 – Present
Currently manage 100 Worker’s Compensation and disability cases for several states. Schedule and coordinate therapy for several patients and advise patients on returning to work successfully. Seek  customers to build a referral list.
· Exceeded budget expectations and cut costs.
· Met and exceeded monthly production requirements on a regular basis.

Knolls Case Managers, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vocational Consultant, 1999 – 2000
Consulted attorneys regarding Worker’s Compensation cases. Calculated work abilities and skills analysis on injured clients. Helped clients return to work and served as witness at several hearings.

Seminole Health, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Field Specialist – Vocational / Medical, 1995 – 1999
Helped expedite clients return to work. Scheduled rehabilitation and medical schedules for clients. Coordinated with doctors, therapists, clients and their relatives.
· Achieved a 7:1 return on investment compared to the average of 5:1.
· Trained new hires on proper office procedures.
· Awarded promotion in first year.

Ford, Bailey & Thompson, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rehabilitation / Vocational Consultant, 1993 – 1995
Aided return to gainful employment for more than 175 clients. Tracked progress of clients to ensure rehabe was thorough and timely. Coordinated insurance claims and employer payments.
· Met monthly quotas each month.

Paxton and Haule, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II, 1988 – 1993
Assisted over 90 clients per month. Directed Community Outreach programs to engage public in safety awareness measures. Managed a $200,000 annual budget, reconciled financial statements. Supervised, trained, and delegated work to staff.
· Exceeded state case worker requirements by 59%.
· Promoted after just six months.

South Florida Community Network, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Instructor / Placement Specialist, 1985 – 1988
Managed the ongoing training of 45 handicapped citizens.
Education

FLORIDA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Masters, Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Bachelor of Arts, Applied Sciences

CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Employment Therapist
Department of Compensation Quality Training
Professional Affiliations

National Association of Employment Rehabilitation Professionals

 

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